FAN Tails
The Monthly Newsletter of Friends of Animals in Nassau
July 2018
JAKE HAS NEVER HAD A REAL HOME
JAKE'S STORY:

This is Jake. He’s is  about 7  years old. This guy has had a crappy life. My sister-in-law found him on her property by the Jax zoo about 5 years ago. He had a slight limp, he was living with a small colony of feral cats. She brought him home to Callahan to live as an outside yard dog. She had him vetted and neutered. A couple years ago she accidentally ran over him again. So now his limp is even worse My sister-in-law died (June 8 this year) and now poor Jake is at her house with no one living there and a neighbor just comes and gives him fresh water and food every day. My heart is breaking for this dog. You are probably wondering why I just don’t take him. Trust me if I could I would. Jake doesn’t get a long with male dogs. I have a male boxer as well as a 12 year old female dog that doesn’t like strange dogs. Jake is only about 30 pounds. The niece that is looking out after the house says he’s very confused and depressed,and frankly it’s too damn hot for any dog to live outside. I don’t know if you have room for this poor dog or know of someone that’s looking for a dog that just wants a little bit of love. He’s so sweet and just begs for attention. He’s really in dire straits.

He has free run of the fenced in property and access to the garage. My sister in law had a female lab mix that he was fine with. She was an indoor dog, so they played when she went outside. I know it’s odd to me to have one dog inside and the other outside. I can’t thank you enough. I wish I had access to him. I would be able to tell you more about him. He’s pretty shy as he’s never really had any real attention. I used to drop off my dog toys that my dog didn’t play with and Jake would carry them around all day. I am taking him to Marion (gal at the rescue)  after noon tomorrow  (Sunday). I totally get that the more info you know on the dog the better but the neighbor has simply been putting water in a bowl and filling up another with kibble. No one is there to “get to know” this poor dog and I do not have access to the property .

If you know someone who can foster or adopt Jake, please contact FAN at http://friendsanimalsnassau.org or call 904.432.7564. FAN will sponsor Jake's medical needs, if any. Please consider making a contribution to help Jake by clicking the button below. Every penny helps!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Don't miss our next Yappy Hour at Local's Cocktail Lounge in Fernandina Beach. July 7, 2018 from 2 PM - 6 PM. Raffle, prizes, music and furry fun!

THERE WILL NOT BE A YAPPY HOUR IN AUGUST. CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND OUR NEXT FAN TAILS FOR UPCOMING YAPPY HOUR DATES AND TIMES.
Get ready to Boogie Down!

Can you do the Stroll, the Twist, the Hustle or Moonwalk? From Doo Wop to Disco, from Rock-and-Rock to New Wave, FAN's 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's Dance to your Decade Party has you covered.

Period attire encouraged, but not required!
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The suggested tax-deductible online donation is $20 per ticket. Click button below, add the amount (example $40), then when prompted, add "2 DANCE TICKETS" under special instructions and complete the form. Your receipt is your proof of purchase, tickets will be held at the will-call window.

STRUT YOUR MUTT

Fantastic news! Local animal advocate Jennifer Cruz is participating in Strut Your Mutt, a huge fundraising event that helps save the lives of homeless pets. She will be fundraising for FAN. Her goal is to raise $1,000.  Please support this lifesaving effort by donating to the Strut Your Mutt fundraiser. To donate, please click the button below. 
We need Fosters!

We need caring people to take special needs dogs while they recover from illness or injury until we can place them in a furever home. The foster period could be a few days to a few months. If you love dogs, but you can't make a long term commitment to own one, fostering may be the answer.
WE NEED YOU!

We need volunteers to help with event planning, marketing, social media and photography and dog walking. If you love animals, have some skills and can devote a little of your time, contact us.
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Friends of Animals Nassau (FAN) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Nassau County Florida. FAN focuses on finding homes for dogs and assists in their medical care, including heartworm treatment. FAN is NOT an animal shelter, instead we keep dogs in loving foster homes with caring people while they undergo treatment until we find them a furever home. We are able to help dogs through the work of our tireless volunteers, our fundraising events, our generous sponsors and your contributions. All donations are tax deductible.